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LETTERS

FROM   THE

COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, VIENNA, ETC.

July i6th.

THE Venetian senator, Prince Rezzonico, dined
with me at Mr. Wilkes's petite maison at Kensington
Gore, a most elegant box, with Messrs Woronzow
and Barthelmy, and Stuart, the author of the
History of Scotland, or Mary Queen of Scots, and
compiler of the "English Review." In his 459th
page of last month, he tells us of all the wonder-
ful qualities requisite to make an historian, viz.,
"It is the gift of God: a man must be born an
historian as well as a poet; it was bestowed in
an eminent degree upon Livy and Tacitus, among
the ancients, upon Bossuet and Vertot, among
the moderns, and upon Stuart and Logan, among
the living historians 1"

N.B.ŚLogan is his colleague, and author of
"Elements of the Philosophy of History.'9

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